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Department of Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Guided by our skilled surgeons, our innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Learn more about the individual programs within City of Hope’s Department of Surgery. For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 
 
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together an expert team of surgeons trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques including preventative surgery for women at high risk for developing gynecological cancer.
City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function.
City of Hope’s Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology are pioneering the use of several novel therapies, which may offer new hope for a cure in many forms of brain cancer.
 
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Plastic Surgery works closely with general surgeons, oncologists, and other team members to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional result following many types of cancer surgery.
 
Surgical Oncology
The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical management for a wide variety of cancers, coordinating surgical approaches with other team members (oncologists, radiologists, etc.).This division also offers consultations.
 
  • breast surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • foregut surgery
  • hepatobilliary and pancreatic surgery
  • melanoma and sarcoma
 
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at City of Hope provides advanced surgical techniques for aggressive management of thoracic and lung cancers.
 
City of Hope is a recognized leader in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. Learn more about our unique approach.
 

Surgery Team

Guided by our skilled surgeons, City of Hope's innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients.  City of Hope was founded by individuals’ philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies, ultimately helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact our Philanthropy Department at 800-667-5310 or philanthropy@coh.org. Or, to make a gift that supports all the research at City of Hope, donate online now.

 
We thank you for your support.
 
 
 

Surgery

Department of Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Guided by our skilled surgeons, our innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Learn more about the individual programs within City of Hope’s Department of Surgery. For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 
 
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together an expert team of surgeons trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques including preventative surgery for women at high risk for developing gynecological cancer.
City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function.
City of Hope’s Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology are pioneering the use of several novel therapies, which may offer new hope for a cure in many forms of brain cancer.
 
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Plastic Surgery works closely with general surgeons, oncologists, and other team members to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional result following many types of cancer surgery.
 
Surgical Oncology
The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical management for a wide variety of cancers, coordinating surgical approaches with other team members (oncologists, radiologists, etc.).This division also offers consultations.
 
  • breast surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • foregut surgery
  • hepatobilliary and pancreatic surgery
  • melanoma and sarcoma
 
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at City of Hope provides advanced surgical techniques for aggressive management of thoracic and lung cancers.
 
City of Hope is a recognized leader in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. Learn more about our unique approach.
 

Surgery Team

Surgery Team

Guided by our skilled surgeons, City of Hope's innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Support This Program

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients.  City of Hope was founded by individuals’ philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies, ultimately helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact our Philanthropy Department at 800-667-5310 or philanthropy@coh.org. Or, to make a gift that supports all the research at City of Hope, donate online now.

 
We thank you for your support.
 
 
 
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For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 

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